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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:32 PM

Lara Trump Says the Average American Had to Google 'Who Are the Kurds' Before Getting Outraged

Senior 2020 campaign adviser Lara Trump said average Americans had to "Google" who the Kurds of northern Syria even are before they could be outraged about President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw troops from the region.

Trump, who is married to the president's younger son, Eric Trump, defended her father-in-law's decision to withdraw U.S. troops near the Turkish border in a move many have described as an abandonment of Kurdish allies. More than 440 Kurdish fighters have been killed since the pullout last week, but Lara Trump said such losses should be put in context because regular Americans would have no idea who the Kurds or why the U.S. has been involved in the northern Syrian region since 2015. (Relevant video portion begins at 3:00 mark).

Speaking with Trump Monday, Fox News at Night host Shannon Bream asked the president's daughter-in-law to react to a New York Times story, "Trump Followed His Gut on Syria, Calamity Came Fast," which went on to describe how the decision to abandon the Kurds lended an "unanticipated victory to four American adversaries: Russia, Rian, the Syrian government and the Islamic State."

"Well, Shannon, I think we should start with the fact that if you ask the average American out there, I think they would have to Google 'Who are the Kurds, and why is America even over there fighting this war?'" Trump responded.

https://www.newsweek.com/lara-trump-who-are-kurds-average-americans-google-kurdish-forces-endless-wars-fox-news-1465462?utm_campaign=NewsweekTwitter&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social&__twitter_impression=true


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Reply Lara Trump Says the Average American Had to Google 'Who Are the Kurds' Before Getting Outraged (Original post)
demmiblue Oct 2019 OP
Thomas Hurt Oct 2019 #1
Brother Buzz Oct 2019 #17
gratuitous Oct 2019 #2
unblock Oct 2019 #3
dchill Oct 2019 #4
Hav Oct 2019 #5
CentralMass Oct 2019 #6
Vinca Oct 2019 #7
MFGsunny Oct 2019 #8
NYC Liberal Oct 2019 #9
bdamomma Oct 2019 #10
BlueMTexpat Oct 2019 #11
BumRushDaShow Oct 2019 #12
Hekate Oct 2019 #13
Journeyman Oct 2019 #14
BlueTsunami2018 Oct 2019 #15
CousinIT Oct 2019 #16
Takket Oct 2019 #18
Midnightwalk Oct 2019 #19
Mike Nelson Oct 2019 #20
spanone Oct 2019 #21
eissa Oct 2019 #22
struggle4progress Oct 2019 #23
Leith Oct 2019 #24
Hamlette Oct 2019 #25
catrose Oct 2019 #26
elias7 Oct 2019 #27
NCLefty Oct 2019 #28
dalton99a Oct 2019 #29
lame54 Oct 2019 #30
robbob Oct 2019 #33
RobinA Oct 2019 #31
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:34 PM

1. Sure that true for conservatives who think ignorance is a virtue.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:12 PM

17. Not necessarily. Back when Lara Trump was a nobody, there was Sal Russo, the King of Astroturf

Sal Russo, a veteran Republican consultant in Sacramento, California, spoon feed the Kurds to America back in 2005.

The Other Iraq was an advertising campaign created to promote commerce in the Kurdish region of Iraq. It was run by the Kurdistan Development Corporation to promote investment and trade. Sal Russo made some serious jingle pitching Kurdistan to republicans.

https://original.antiwar.com/aaron-glantz/2006/08/01/kurdish-thank-you-a-republican-stunt/

That being said, it's a scientific fact that conservatives have a collective memory of about three months. So there's that.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:36 PM

2. Because when people are abandoned to be slaughtered

It's just like some people to get all high and mighty on their virtue-signaling high horse against wholesale massacres.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:36 PM

3. so i guess low ratings makes genocide ok.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:36 PM

4. More projection.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:45 PM

5. She has shown her ignorance

No idea why she went on TV with no knowledge of the matter. Also, I'm not sure what her argument really is. At first, I thought it's a variant of "If a tree falls in the woods and no one is there...".

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:47 PM

6. No we didn't and this isn't the first. time that we have abandoned them either

Didn

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:48 PM

7. Apparently she hasn't read about the outrage amongst the evangelical base.

Genital grabbing okay, porn stars okay, kids in cages okay, denying healthcare okay, grifting okay, buying elections okay, but swearing and endangering Christians bad.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:50 PM

8. Colbert speaks eloquently for me on this one! n/t

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:51 PM

9. So people did research before forming an opinion? And that's bad, why?

Oh, I know: because Trump wouldn't have won if more people had bothered to do so.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:53 PM

10. They are

all mentally unwell, even if she is an in law.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:53 PM

11. The one thing that everyone

in the Trump Criminal Family excels at is projection.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:54 PM

12. That Colbert gif is the thread winner!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:57 PM

13. Lara Trump can tke a flying leap

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:59 PM

14. The pertinent point, however, is the President DOES KNOW who the Kurds are . . .

and yet, knowing this, he stabbed our ally in the back and consigned them to genocide.

What the average citizen knows or doesn't know, and what they must be educated upon, is irrelevant in the day-to-day operations of a representative democracy.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:04 PM

15. In fairness, she's probably right about that.

The average American doesnít know shit from shinola when it comes to world events. Those of us who are politically engaged know about them of course but average Joe? Not so much.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:05 PM

16. So she thinks everyone is as ignorant as SHE is?

NO.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:16 PM

18. so what if they did?

what does that matter?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:29 PM

19. Problem is trump had to google the Kurds and didn't care

Thatís the problem with electing a moron narcissist

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:29 PM

20. That statement...

...reveals much more about Laura Trump than the average American.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:29 PM

21. Who says What?

trump kids can kiss my ass.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:32 PM

22. So as long as you're ignorant about a people

you shouldn't be outraged by their slaughter?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:36 PM

23. "I just adored Malaria's fabulous nobody-cares coat!"

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:47 PM

24. So what?

Let them google and find out. It will do no harm (and a lot of good) to do so.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:54 PM

25. which is why "Average Americans" should not be in positions of power

sheesh

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:58 PM

26. No, Lara, we didn't

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 06:01 PM

27. Which is why many don't really get what America is about

Our foreign policy seeks, not always successfully, to spread goodwill and a humanitarian philosophy around the world. If the world cannot trust us to be consistent and humane, but rather cheat, lie and steal like many we would hope would emulate our ideal, then weíve squandered a noble position.

Itís fine if you have to google the Kurds. Itís not fine not to care what weíve done, however.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 09:00 PM

28. Hang on, I have to Google "Who is Lara Trump?"

You know you didn't have to Google who the Kurds were?: Our troops who were working with them as our ally.

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Response to NCLefty (Reply #28)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 09:04 PM

29. Yeah, the one who married the dipshit son

so she could change her name to TRUMP

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 09:19 PM

30. Most people would have to look up Cleveland Steamer...

If Trump did it to the Constitution

That doesn't make it right

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Response to lame54 (Reply #30)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 09:57 PM

33. Is THAT what he was doing to the flag?

Yeesh!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 09:27 PM

31. Geesh, These People

are totally about appearances. Lara, apparently believing that if the average American doesnít know about it, it doesnít matter if it happened. Really, a disgusting comment.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 09:52 PM

32. So the wooden headed trumpet concedes that people DID GET outraged. She is nothing but a stupid

trump sperm receptacle.

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